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Welcome to the Holyport Foundation Stage Unit


Meet the team;

Miss Sharp and Miss Benham - Class Teachers

Mrs Benham and Mrs Abbott - Support Staff

News and Events


Tapestry and Curriculum Evening

We will be holding a Curriculum and Tapestry meeting on Monday 25th September. Please come along to find out about the exciting things we have planned for this year and ensure you have given us your email address so that we can connect you to Tapestry, your child's online learning journal.



Please see our Autumn Term newsletter for up to date information on our curriculum this term. 


'Ourselves' Autumn Term Topic

Our first topic is ’Ourselves - All About Me’. This unit enables us to get to get to know your children and focuses on settling them into school life. We will be learning about our own hobbies and interests, our families, our homes, our faiths and our school environment.


Our First Class Photo

On Tuesday 12th September the Maidenhead Advertiser will be popping to take our first class photo for the paper. 


P.E. Kits

Please ensure your child's P.E. kit is labelled and check that you do not have any other kit in your child's bag.  If you find any items that don't belong to your child in their bag please return them to the class teacher.  Thank you for your support.


What are we learning?


Personal Social Emotional Development

  • Exploring friendships
  • Settling in and transition to the setting
  • Keeping safe and healthy 


Communication Language and Literacy

  • Listening attentively in a range of situations
  • Listening and responding to ideas expressed by others in conversations or discussions
  • Using talk to organise, sequence, and clarify thinking, ideas, experiences, and events
  • Responding to "how" and "why" questions
  • Providing explanations



  • Writing our name
  • The phonics sounds; s, a, t, p, i, n



  • Counting 
  • Number formation


Physical Development

  • Holding a pencil correctly
  • Writing the letters; s, a. t, p, i, n
  • Writing numbers
  • To handle tools and malleable materials safely and with increasing control 


Understanding of the World

  • Investigating the season Autumn 
  • Investigating changes in ourselves as we grow, learn and develop


Exploring and Using Media and Materials

  • Using tools appropriately and safely 
  • Constructing with materials and boxes
  • Using a variety of materials to achieve a planned effect


Many thanks for your support

The Foundation Team 

(Updated 9th September 2017)

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